Battle of Antietam
A living-history group is announcing plans for a second re-enactment of the Battle of Antietam in western Maryland next September to mark the 150th anniversary of the bloodiest day of the Civil War.
A November 1862 letter signed by three surgeons in Hagerstown asking Lincoln to appoint a chaplain to tend to wounded and dying soldiers after the Battle of Antietam was returned to Archives officials Thursday.
Organizers say a 150th anniversary re-enactment of the Civil War Battle of Antietam will involve at least 4,000 participants.
As the nation remembers the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Maryland’s dire position as a border state is coming into special focus.
The 150th anniversary of the bloodiest day of the Civil War could come and go next year without a large-scale re-enactment.